Latest Pennsylvania State General Assembly News

Redrawn districts inject uncertainty in legislative contests

Sep. 22, 2022 08:34 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats in Pennsylvania who have long blamed their party's legislative minorities on Republican gerrymandering will find out in November whether friendlier district maps will edge them closer to retaking control of the House and Senate. Nearly 400 state...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 21, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. September 18, 2022. Editorial: It’s time to repeal the Pa. law that allows the sale of municipal water systems Officials in Bucks County were absolutely right not to sell their system to a private company. Now, lawmakers must...

Mail ballot fight persists in key states, sure to slow count

Sep. 20, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and his allies seized on the drawn-out vote processing and counting in Pennsylvania during the 2020 election to fuel his false claims that fraud cost him victory in the battleground state — and election officials worry that a replay could be...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 26, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

Lancaster Online/LNP. August 17, 2022. Editorial: As Pennsylvanians struggle, state lawmakers are set to receive a pay raise. Automatic COLA strikes us as being in bad taste. THE ISSUE “Pennsylvania’s 253 state lawmakers are almost guaranteed to...

Oz sharpens attack on Fetterman health after 'crudites' flub

Aug. 24, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz is taking a sharper tone in attacking the health of Democrat John Fetterman in their Pennsylvania Senate race, with the celebrity heart surgeon's campaign saying that if the state's lieutenant governor "had ever eaten a vegetable in his life, then maybe he...

Fetterman 'grateful' as he returns to Pa. Senate race

Aug. 12, 2022 21:38 PM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman acknowledged he was lucky to be alive as he officially returned to the campaign trail Friday, more than 90 days after the Democrat suffered a stroke that threatened his life and political prospects in one of the nation's premier Senate...

Funerals to begin for victims of Pa. blaze that killed 10

Aug. 12, 2022 07:33 AM EDT

MANSFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Services were set to begin Friday for young siblings who died last week in a Pennsylvania house fire that also killed eight other people, as investigators continued to look for the cause. The fast-moving, middle-of-the-night inferno destroyed the home in the...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 10, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. August 8, 2022. Editorial: Enforce price transparency A group of Democratic Pennsylvania lawmakers announced a bill Friday that would require price transparency from health care providers. It’s a good idea. But the...

Coroner: All 10 fire victims died of smoke inhalation

Aug. 08, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

NESCOPECK, Pa. (AP) — All 10 people found dead after an early morning fire in northeastern Pennsylvania last week died of smoke inhalation, authorities said Monday. Autopsies were completed Saturday and Sunday on the victims of the early Friday blaze in Nescopeck, according to the...

Coroner: Smoke inhalation killed at least 5 of 10 in fire

Aug. 07, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

NESCOPECK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say at least half of the 10 people found dead after an early morning fire in northeastern Pennsylvania died of smoke inhalation. The Luzerne County coroner's office said autopsies on the victims of the early Friday blaze in Nescopeck began...